Bradford Gillens | Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Examiner— After more than a full month on the road, the 17th ranked (SportsNetwork) Bethune-Cookman Wildcats will entertain a two game homestand beginning with this weekend’s matchup against Savannah State at Municipal Stadium. The matchup with the Tigers will be followed by the highly anticipated homecoming contest against South Carolina State.
In the previous four road games, the Cats (5-1, 2-0 MEAC) have gone 3-1 with their only setback coming to fifth ranked Florida State in Tallahassee. The Wildcats made history away from home scoring the first win in school history as well as the MEAC’s first ever win over a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent with a 34-13 drubbing of Florida International. Last Saturday, the Wildcats were able to use a balanced attack to defeat a pesky Howard Bison squad 27-6 in Washington, D.C.
B-CU now turns its attention to the Tigers of Savannah State (1-6, 0-3 MEAC) who are coming off a 27-14 loss to Florida A&M. SSU gave up 21 unanswered points in the first half of the FAMU contest and were never able to recover. While the Tigers are looking to pull an epic upset en route to its first conference win of the season, the Wildcats are looking to avoid the proverbial “trap game” as next week’s homecoming showdown against South Carolina State is already being billed as the game that will decide the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship. According to Savannah State head coach, Ernest Wilson, he is not expecting the Wildcats to take his Tigers lightly.